Pros and Cons of Meal Replacement Drinks

Meal replacement drinks have been around for a long time. They are typically marketed toward those wanting to build muscle and lose weight. But just like with any diet or major lifestyle change, it is important to do your research and determine if it’s the right choice for you. Weight Loss Researchers at the University of… Read more »

Surprising Summer Smoothie Fruits for Weight Loss

Smoothies are a cool, refreshing way to get in your fruits and veggies this summer and slim down in the process. Here are eight surprising fruits you should include for weight loss success: Mangoes – Mangoes are rich in vitamins A, B6 and C and full of folate and other nutrients that help the body… Read more »

It’s Never Too Late to Lose Weight

A recent study published in The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology suggests that it’s never too late to lose weight. Researchers found that losing weight at any age can result in long-term cardiovascular health benefits. The study was led by a team of British scientists, who monitored the weight loss changes and cardiovascular health of men… Read more »

5 Healthy Habits to Maintain Weight Loss

If you’re familiar with the yo-yo diet, you know it can be hard to actually keep the weight off once you’ve lost it. According to a recent study that gathered weight loss and maintenance data from the National Weight Control Registry consisting of more than 10,000 registered men and women who met the criteria of… Read more »

Before You Use a New Grill, Read This!

Summer is here! This weekend, folks will be firing up their grills and cooking some delicious meals. Whether it’s burgers and dogs, a juicy steak or tender chicken that’s been marinating all day, everyone loves a good cookout. But did you know that all that charbroiled goodness might come at a cost to your health…. Read more »

Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat

Summer is the perfect time to go outside and get some exercise. There are so many more options for enjoying a fun workout from swimming, paddling, running, cycling to even gardening – there’s something for everyone. But the summer heat can be dangerous if you’re not careful, particularly in areas with extreme heat and humidity…. Read more »

How to Make Your Summer Salads More Satisfying

Have you ever eaten a huge salad for lunch or dinner and feel stuffed — then wonder why you’re starving a couple hours later? Was your salad just a big bowl of veggies? That big bowl of veggies was probably only a mere 200 calories – more like a snack than a meal. A salad doesn’t always… Read more »

Study Suggests Five Simple Rules for Weight Loss

According to a new study from Tufts University, there are five simple rules to follow if you want to lose weight. Researchers analyzed more than 16 years of data from 120,000 men and women who were included in three long-term studies. The results were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. They suggest the… Read more »

Low Impact Exercise for Seniors

Exercise can increase energy, elevate mood, and improve quality of life. Building strength and flexibility can even prevent future injuries, while regular physical activity can lower the risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Research has shown that older adults who exercise sleep better, feel more confident, and experience better alertness. You… Read more »

The Building Blocks of Fitness as You Age

As you age, regular exercise is more important than ever to your mind and body.

Staying active doesn’t need to be complicated. But it is important to mix various types of exercise. This will help reduce monotony thereby increasing your chances of sticking with it. But by changing things up, you will also increase the overall health benefits of the exercise. There are four building blocks of senior fitness and… Read more »